Harker’s swimmers had an impressive showing at the CCS Finals last week, placing 17th out of 43 teams. Leading the way were Ethan Hu, grade 9, who won the 100 butterfly, breaking the school record and becoming only the sixth Harker athlete to win an individual CCS championship, and Vivian Wang, grade 11, who took second in the 100 breaststroke, also breaking a school record. Both Hu and Wang qualified for the CIF State Championships this weekend in Fresno. Wang is seeded fifth and Hu fourth in their respective events. Hu was also interviewed by the Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/14/ccs-boys-swimming-bellarmine-redemption-in-farewell/
Other impressive finishes included the boys 200 free relay team of Justin Culpepper, Michael Auld, Jack Farnham, all grade 12, and Hu finishing 13th, and the boys 400 free relay team of Culpepper, Auld, Farnham and Yannick Bohbot-Dridi, grade 11, finishing 11th and breaking the school record.
The boys golf team won the CCS regional tournament last week, a Harker first. Daulet Tuleubayev, grade 11, was the overall individual winner and Ryan Vaughan, grade 12, took fourth. The Eagles move on to the CCS Finals on Tuesday in Monterey.
The lacrosse team opened the WBAL Skyline Division playoffs last week with a 13-8 win over visiting Sacred Heart Cathedral. However, the team’s season ended later in the week as it fell to eventual champion Burlingame High 14-3. It was a huge year for the girls, as they ended the season with a 13-7 record.
The boys doubles team of Edward Tischler, grade 12, and Ram Vegesna, grade 9, take the court on Tuesday against a duo from Aptos in the first round of the CCS doubles championship.
Track and Field
The Eagles competed at the WBAL Championships last Friday with lots of impressive results:
Niki Iyer, grade 12, finished first in the 3,200-meter and advances to the CCS trials this weekend.
Davis Dunaway, grade 12, finished first in the varsity pole vault with a personal best, qualifying for CCS. He also had a fourth place finish in the varsity long jump, setting a new school record, as well as new personal best in a fourth place 100 finish.
Davis Howard, grade 12, finished third in both the varsity shot put and discus, setting a personal best in the discus.
Grace Koonmen, grade 11, set a new school record while taking third place in the varsity long jump.
Anthony Contreras, grade 11, took third in both the varsity 200 and 400.
The varsity boys 4×100 relay team of Dunaway, Contreras, Angel Cervantes, grade 11, and Mitch Granados, grade 10, took third place.
Marcus Tymous, grade 10, took first in the JV boys 100 and 200, as well as second in the JV boys long jump.
Delaney Logue, grade 9, finished third in the JV girls 800.
Sameer Prakash, grade 9, finished third in the JV boys 100.
The boys volleyball team lost 3-0 to Sobrato in the first round of the CCS playoffs last week. The Eagles finished 14-14 on the season.
The softball team dropped the final two games of the regular season, narrowly missing out on the playoffs. The Eagles dropped an 18-8 game to Mercy Burlingame before losing a heartbreaker to Pinweood 17-16 in the season finale. The girls finished 11-9 on the season.
The baseball team ended its season last week with an 8-4 win over Mills, followed by a 12-2 loss to Menlo. In the win over Mills, juniors Tanay Kamat and Matthew Kennedy each drove in two runs. In the final game of the year, Dominic Cea, grade 11, and Varun Haltore, the lone senior, each drove in a run for the Eagles. The boys finished 13-11 on the season.